Analyst Ratings for Union Pacific Corp. (UNP)

Updated: 2017-07-28

Union Pacific Corp. (NYSE:UNP) was awarded an average rating of Overweight from investment analysts following the stock. A consensus rating of Overweight was previously issued for UNP last month.

A buy rating was issued by 15 analysts, 2 gave an overweight rating, 13 gave a hold rating, 0 issued an underweight rating, and 0 gave a sell rating. Compared to three months ago, there has been an increase of 0 in the number of analysts with a positive outlook on the stock. During this time, the number of analysts bearish on the stock has increased by 0.

A number of analysts gave price targets for UNP. The maximum price target given was 137, which equates to a potential upside of 35.11 percent. The lowest price target was 102, implying a possible loss of 0.59 percent. Some investors take price targets and stock ratings with a grain of salt, knowing that some analysts can have indirect business with the stocks they cover.

Over the past month, analysts have revised their estimates for this quarter's earnings, with a net average change of -1.29 percent. That number becomes -1.29 percent if we expand the time horizon to include the past 3 months instead of just one. On the other hand, earnings estimates for the fiscal year have been revised upwards by 0.7 percent, as compared to a month ago. If we look at the last 90 days instead, we find a net average change of 1.94 percent in FY estimates.

Investors like to see analysts making revisions in the same direction, as that raises confidence in the revisions. 4 analysts have revised their quarterly estimates upwards in the past 30 days, while 5 analysts made negative revisions. During this time, 6 analysts made positive revisions in their estimates for this fiscal year's earnings, while 4 analysts decreased their estimates.

UNP has an estimated earnings growth rate of 4.26 percent as forecasted by analysts. Another measure frequently examined by investors is the PEG ratio. Smaller PEG ratios are desirable, as that can indicate whether the high price level of a stock is warranted by high growth. Wall Street investors typically prefer a PEG ratio to be smaller than 1, though it could be better to see where the ratio stands relative to peers in the industry. UNP has a PEG ratio of 4.31.

UNP has traded between a high of 115.15 and a low of 87.06 over the past year. Currently the stock is 16.47 percent higher than its low, and 11.94 percent lower than its 52-week high. UNP has a price/earnings ratio of 18.37. Investors typically compare the P/E ratio to a company's peers in the industry. The UNP value stock report compares UNP to some of its peers using value stock charts. The stock has a market capitalization of $83.58 billion. UNP will post this quarters earnings in days, on 0000-00-00.